March 24, 2017
By Diego Martín Velázquez Caballero
Although Manuel Camacho Solis was the intellectual of a neoliberal regime that has lasted for almost thirty years, it is important to point out some of the differences that he pondered regarding the Mexican political system and its exhaustion. Since the end of the 20th century, Camacho understood that the collapse in the political control of the regime was an element to be taken seriously due to contextual economic inefficiency and social change. For this reason, the group of technocrats and the implementation of a new economic model would allow the political elites to renew themselves and that the regime would acquire the necessary inputs to have effective electoral clienteles.
The trajectory of the compact group has been reviewed as a successful story. A silent revolution that modernized Mexico in an incomparable way. However, in the long-term perspective, this has been one of the constant dilemmas in the country's governmental design. In fact, the critical path of the group "Politics and Revolutionary Profession" has been tried on several occasions and has to do with the political exercise from the outside. The colonial political control in its maximum fullness.
Erika Pani and Silvestre Villegas have insisted on the political configuration of the moderate liberals, positivists, scientists, technocrats who have always tried to impose criteria of liberal rationality but invariably end up in draconian governments that generate abuse, corruption and impunity.
Consistently, there has been an elite in Mexico that has little national sentiment, and although they appear as reformers, they are always merchants who are betting on a conservative modernization that follows the dashes of the Western powers and the financial markets, still When it involves the sacrifice of a large part of society.
These government specialists constitute themselves as a technical aristocracy of power. They are capable as government advisors but do not have the awareness of the deep order that keeps the true things of the country. John Womack, Rhina Roux and Germán Pérez Fernández del Castillo point out that Mexican revolutions or revolts occur when injustice is generated and the sense of community is lost.
Even though moderate liberals are gradualists, their projects always end up being involved in a risky way with the colonizing projects of imperialist powers. Hence its despotic and remote form always culminates with the radicalization of the social movements that rebel against the modernization and its projects. Zapatismo is an expression of this resistant modernity that characterizes Mexico. This is the colonial governance managed from abroad that the country is facing from now on.
However, Manuel Camacho Solis was striving for a Change without Rupture, the fact is that our country needs more and more independent and democratic governance. Authors such as Francisco I. Madero, Andrés Molina Enríquez, Samuel Schmidtt, Germán Pérez Fernández del Castillo and Rhina Roux have detected the country's problems, but the most important thing is to regain independence, that is, to form governments that advocate nationalist projects without submission. Exterior. Globalization has become more complex, perhaps impossible to manage and it is necessary to start from home to build the elements that will protect us.
Now it is necessary a Change with Rupture, that is, the abandonment of a colonial governability and the design of a democratic, independent, nationalist governance. The historical rupture will allow the country to assert its identity, the civilization where it belongs and, in turn, will generate cohesion in the social order.
The PRI-PAN Salinist marriage - with the PRD's later amasiatus - formed this elite of moderate liberals who were always thought of in the service of the foreigner. This way of governing is due to revolutions. Its modernization always is expolio, abuse, injustice and servility to the foreigner.
The government of Donald Trump involves a risk to Mexico and, fortunately, the exhaustion of this perspective of colonial governance. Maybe we found ourselves as in 1808 and independence reached us by default to be better exploited.
The elite of the moderate liberals of the twentieth century, as Bonfil Batalla says, belonged to that Shallow Mexico that does not understand Mexico Profundo. This group has always thought of the need for external support to maintain an authorizing modernizing order.
The neoliberal group to which Camacho Solis designed a route of access to presidential political power, would later exclude him from succession and this led him to reconsider the scenarios of a political change that necessarily include Representative Democracy